A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (22 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.8 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us20007g1r. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14211391, us20007g1r. Global time and date of event 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 20:51:11 / October 15, 2016 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -178.1131° West, 51.5579° North, depth 12.8 km. The temblor was reported at 11:51:11 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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